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  • #2
    2 W-2s for primary incomes (spouse and self), but a smattering of additional income via K-1s and 1099 for self.

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    • #3
      Bump!
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      • #4
        I reviewed my taxes and it seems the self employment taxes are what really drive my taxes up.   Is that the case for everyone else?

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        • #5
          yes

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          • #6
            For the past few years, I've been W2 only. One income.

            I do get a K-1 for owning a small piece of a brewery, and this year, I'll have some self employment income from blogging.

             

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              I reviewed my taxes and it seems the self employment taxes are what really drive my taxes up.   Is that the case for everyone else?
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              Your observation is correct. Think about it - when you have a loss in your business, you reduce only your income taxes, not your FICA taxes. If you have a loss carryover, back or forward, the loss offsets only income taxes, not FICA taxes (as it properly should). That's ~15% hit (~3% above the SS limit) is significant.

              Tax planning is very critical with respect to minimizing FICA/Medicare taxes. The "sweet spot" is to depreciate purchases and make other choices to reduces your net profits to somewhere between $0 and $400. In this space, you are exempt from FICA. Of course, with a highly profitable business, that is difficult unless you have a large equipment purchase, in which case you can elect the right amount of section 179 depreciation to get you into that range.

              With an s-corp, you have more control (at least for now).
              Working to protect good doctors from bad advisors. Fox & Co CPAs, Fox & Co Wealth Mgmt. 270-247-6087

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